Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Jos Buttler looks to follow Virat Kohli example against India

India play Essex in four-day practice game Image Courtesy Twitter/@ICC
Rita Gibson | 01 August, 2018, 22:43

India captain Virat Kohli will look to snatch the coveted number-one position from Australia's Steve Smith in the ICC Test Player Rankings during the five-Test series which is beginning with the first Test in Birmingham on Wednesday.

"I think there has already been small conversations saying about "don't be disheartened if you are left out for a test match", it's not a personal attack or dropping, it's management of your bowlers to make sure we give ourselves the best chance".

If England makes a 5-0 sweep, then they will jump to second on the table with a 10-point rise to 107 points, reducing the pre-series gap with top-ranked India from 28 points to just five points. Australia is a huge series for England but India aren't far behind", Buttler said."We all know the force of nature that is Indian cricket. What you have to remember is people can get on well but the reason guys have got to worldwide sport is they want to win and are competitive so it will be no different on the field. They are both match-winning players. 'Trashing a great England captain and superb batsman doesn't go down well.

But if the current prolonged hot weather in England continues, the upcoming series may well be played on dry and dusty pitches, more akin to the surfaces that are found in India, rather than traditional green English seamers. I think he's matured as a cricketer and improved since we last saw him in an England Test shirt. We play every game to win and take the game forward.

"The biggest thing I have learned from the IPL, it is obvious what the best players do and why they are the best players and stand-outs. I feel like I have learnt a hell of lot from watching guys train and go about their practice, ways they react to certain pressure moments in a game as well". By picking Adil Rashid, they are selecting the unselectable: a player who will not play four-day Championship cricket for Yorkshire because his heart isn't in it but he will play for England in Test Matches.

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But Mohammad Azharuddin, the India batting great, believes everything is now in place for Kohli to have a successful series.

"Yes, he might have had an ordinary series when he came here four years ago".

Meanwhile Buttler added a Test series with India was nearly as important to England as the Ashes.

The test series, which begins at Edgbaston, will conclude India's long tour of England, which included a Twenty20 series win for the visitors and defeat in the one-day global series.

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